Andrew May, executive chef at Kinloch House Hotel in Perthshire has been crowned Knorr Scottish Chef of the Year 2009.
May won the title and £1,500 after impressing judges at the final at trade show ScotHot in Glasgow on Wednesday.
Simon Marshall managing director of Unilever Foodsolutions said: “It is so exciting to see new talent like Andrew come through the competition every year. He is an extremely deserving winner and created an outstanding menu in the final. I am delighted to congratulate Andrew on his win, on behalf of KNORR and Unilever Foodsolutions”.
Ten finalists were given the task of creating a four course meal for four people using a mystery basked of seasonal Scottish produce.
They were also given advice and encouragement from chef Marco Pierre White before the competition.
The finalists were:
Brian Canale - Heritage Portfolio Ltd
Jonathan Greer - Murrayshall House Hotel
Darren Harrison - Loch Lomond Golf Club
David Littlewood- Milton at Crathes
Andrew May - Kinloch House Hotel
Dougal MacPherson - Lochgreen House Hotel
David Ward - Prestige Scotland
Robbie Robertson - ESS Compass Group
Alex Thain - Cameron House Hotel
Trevor Williams - Burts Hotel